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6-year-old Girl Found Dead in UP's Barabanki, Family Alleges Rape; Neighbour Arrested

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The father of the deceased girl said the body of his daughter was found barely 500 meters away from the house. One of her eyes of the girl was gouged out and there were marks on her neck.

In a heart-wrenching incident, a six-year-old girl was abducted and later found dead on Monday with injury marks on her neck and eyes in UP’s Barabanki. The family of the victim said that some miscreants had abducted the girl while she was sleeping and alleged that the minor was raped.

After the girl was abducted in the night, the body of the girl was recovered near a pond. Villagers and family members suspect rape with the girl. Top police officials rushed to the spot and started investigating the matter.

The father of the deceased girl has accused a neighbour of committing the crime. “He has a criminal history and the locals are afraid of him. Few days back we had a land dispute but due to his fear, we handed the land to him. Our daughter was sleeping at night, she must have gone to relieve herself when she was abducted. After that she was raped and killed,” the father alleged.

“The body of our daughter was found barely 500 meters away from the house. One of her eyes was gouged out and there were marks on her neck. The accused must be hanged to give justice to my daughter,” the father added.

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Police have sent the body for postmortem and have started investigation in the case. ASP South, Manoj Pandey said, “At 3 am on Monday early morning we received information about a dead body of a girl in a village under Safdarganj police station. The age of the deceased is said to be 6 years. Further legal action is being taken in the case by registering the case.”

The Superintendent of Police, Barabanki informed that the accused has been arrested and added that initial reports suggest the girl was strangled.

“As per preliminary information there was injury mark on the left eye of the deceased girl however her eyes were not gouged out. Prime facie it appears that the girl was strangled, post mortem report is awaited. A case has been registered against the accused on the written complaint of the family members of the deceased. The accused was arrested, he was a neighbour of the victim," SP Barabanki, Yamuna Prasad said.

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first published:May 31, 2021, 11:53 IST